THE MAYA

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A civilization in the Universe

 

Les cités Mayas à l'époque et maintenant

reconstitution en 3D

3D ANIMATION THAT SHOWS THE RECONSTRUCTION OF 3 CITIES MAYA WITH ITS ORIGINAL COLORS, DEVELOPED ACCORDING TO THE PLANS AND SKETCHES OF LINDA SCHEELE, BETWEEN OTHERS.

      An immersive art exhibition adaptable to  the spaces

  • 200 to 250 pieces of art and archeological replicas to discover through an immersive scenography
  • for the first time in europe: the mysterious tombstone of king pakal in his mausoleum reconstructed in 3d
  • 3D animation-RECONStruction OF the MAYA CITIES  
  • THE FAITHFUL REPRODUCTIONS OF THE maya CODEX (the PARIS codex, the MADRID codex, the  DRESDEN codex) WHOSE ORIGINALS HAVE NEVER BEEN exhibited together
  • A VIRTUAL REALITY JOURNEY TO CHICHEN ITZA, DEVELOPED ACCORDING TO HISTORICAL AND ARCHEOLOGICAL MATERIAL
  • Maya market to discover and / or to buy chocolate, tobacco and the MAYA​ art crafts

 

This exhibition, where the ancient & digital arts meet, opens a huge window to discover an ancient civilization in a new way, to witness in real time what the scientists found out after years of investigations.  

The intrinsic need of the Maya to “register” information on history, knowledge of astronomy, mathematics, engineering, agriculture by painting reliefs and inscriptions on vases, walls, murals, stelas is surprising. It is as if the Maya knew that nothing is forever and that their great civilization, who mysteriously beat the battle against the hostile jungle environment, would inevitably fall one day. It is as if they were in hurry to transmit their knowledge with such magnificent and detailed craft. Their love, almost obsession, for precision, the impressive architecture aligned with movements of planets, their cosmology surprise and even incite to believe that somebody else assisted them to be in such amazing for that times connection with the Universe.

 

AR technology

 

 Fragment  from the Anna Blume's video. Photographing Maya Vases. Interview with Justin Kerr  

 

THE AMAZING CERAMICS WITH PAINTS AND GLYPHS THAT TELL US THE STORIES ON THE CREATION OF THE WORLD ACCORDING TO THE MAYA, THEIR BREATHTAKING COSMOLOGY, THEIR GODS AND THE INFRAMONDE 

 

The Augmented Reality technology will assist a visitor to discover in real time the content of the painting besides of the incomparable  beauty of the artwork itself.​  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE PRECIOUS VASES OF AH MAXAM, THE ARTIST AND SCRIBE PROCEEDED OF THE ROYAL MAYA FAMILY, THE ONLY ARTIST OF THE MAYA CIVILIZATION KNOWN TODAY 

The originals are preserved in THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO and will not leave the museum because of its very fragile state, especially the Vase of Dancing Lords.

 

 

 

 

This exhibition, where the ancient & digital arts meet, opens a huge window to discover an ancient civilization in a new way, to witness in real time what the scientists found out after years of investigations. 

 

The exhibition presents the fragments of the 3 famous Maya codex and places particular emphasis on the DRESDEN codex, considered as a key document for the decipherment of Mayan hieroglyphs and for the study of astronomy, cosmology and the chronology of this enigmatic civilization.

A new reading of the Dresden codex Page 24, the "Preface" of the Table of Venus, was announced in 2016 and reveals an incredible astronomical innovation related to the synodic period of Venus made by the Maya in the 10th century.

 

A visitor will have the chance to see a faithful reproduction of the DRESDEN Codex made on the amate paper, as the original one exposed on two strips of a total length of 3.56 m between plates of glass in the treasure of the library of Dresden, Germany. Unfortunately, the original document has serious losses of images and texts. MAYA 3D Reconstitution team took up the challenge of presenting to the visitor of the exhibition the Codex DRESDEN reconstructed in 3D, eliminating the losses of images and texts.

 

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN EUROPE

 

A faithful reproduction of the King Pakal jade mask never exhibited in Europe, is one of the treasures of the art exhibition THE MAYA. A civilization in the Universe. The mask of Pakal was discovered in the sarcophagus of the sovereign. For thousands of years, jade was a symbol of love, of virtue, as well as an outward sign of social status. Jade is the precious gem of the Maya far above gold.


The reproduction of the mausoleum of king Pakal created exceptionally for the exhibition THE MAYA. A civilization in the Universe is the result of the teamwork of Mexican archaeologist, sculptor and muralist Luis Antonio Echeverria Villalobos who delivered an impressive work of precision by reproducing the sarcophagus of the ruler Pakal with its famous tombstone called "the astronaut of Palenque" which evokes so many mysteries and controversies in the world of scientists, historians and archaeologists. The tombstone has a sculpture on its entire surface which puzzles all the experts by what it reveals. The only reproduction of the sarcophagus and the enigmatic tombstone of an extraordinary size of 3m80 by 2m20 and weighing 5 tons, is only visible in the museum of Palenque because the original was definitely sealed for a conservation reason on the archaeological site. Indeed, the exhibition presents the second replica to the real dimensions of the gravestone unique in the world executed with the accuracy of the original, discovered on the archaeological site of Palenque in the Pyramid of the Inscriptions in 1952. The first one has never been seen out of Mexico.

3D RECONSTRUCTION OF THE MAUSOLEUM OF KING PAKAL ADDS A REALISTIC ATMOSPHERE TO THE ARCHEOLOGICAL REPLICA OF THE FAMOUS TOMB CREATED IN SCULPTURE  AND INVITES THE VISITOR TO AN IMMERSIVE JOURNEY INTO THE MAUSOLEUM WHICH ALLOWS HIM TO DISCOVER PERSONALLY, WITHOUT BEING GUIDED, THE ENIGMAS RELATED TO THE GREATEST MAYA GOVERNOR CALLED "THE ASTRONAUT OF PALENQUE" 

 

VR HALL

A VIRTUAL REALITY JOURNEY TO THE WORLD MAYA DEVELOPED OF THE

HISTORICAL AND ARCHEOLOGICAL MATERIAL

 

GUSTAVO A. RAMIREZ CASTILLA has a degree in archeology from the University of Vera Cruz and a master's degree in architecture with specialization in conservation and restoration of monuments by the National School of Conservation, Restoration and Museology « Manuel del Castillo Negrete "in Mexico. He is Professor of Research C at the National Institute of Anthropology and History, delegation of Tamaulipas since 1997, working particularly on the region "Tamaulipeca Huasteca". He has been a UNESCO consultant on the illicit trafficking of cultural property in Central America and the Caribbean and a consultant to the United Nations Project Services Office for Cultural Heritage Management.

He is also founder and director of the Mexican Archeology Network and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Texas Archeology and History. He has published 7 books and more than 50 scientific and awareness-raising articles on subjects ranging from conservation of monuments of archaeological and historical law and protection of cultural heritage, As other activities, he excavated and restored the northern colonnade of the Mayan site of Chichen Itza, the Arroyo Group in Mitla, Oaxaca, the pyramid of Tammapul in Tamaulipas. For the past 20 years, he has directed several archaeological research and rescue projects at the INAH Tamaulipas Center, as well as the design and writing of the Huastec Museum of Culture in Tampico, the Archeology Hall of the Regional Museum of History in Ciudad Victoria and the Aboriginal Peoples Hall of the Northeast Museum in Monterrey.

 

GUSTAVO A. RAMIREZ CASTILLA - SCIENTIFIC CONSULTANT OF THE EXHIBITION

 

 

PAST EXHIBITIONS 

"LE SECRET DES MAYAS"

the first presentation of the exhibition-experience in La coupole / Bordeaux-france in 2018  

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